Romsey Mill is delighted to have been chosen as Charity of the Year by the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce for 2018/2019.
We look forward to partnering with you over the next 12 months and sharing stories about the transformation we see in young lives and within our community.
Who we are
Romsey Mill is a Cambridgeshire charity that creates opportunities with local young people, children and families.
As our name suggests, the charity was originally set up in Romsey, Cambridge, in 1980, but now works in several different areas of the county, including Peterborough.
Each year, we work with hundreds of people, including families needing support and guidance, and young people and children struggling at school or with changes in their lives.
Romsey Mill has 40 full and part-time staff and over 100 regular volunteers who work across several different programme areas:
Having a baby can bring joy, laughter and new perspectives… accompanied by sleepless nights, lack of confidence and feelings of isolation.
Romsey Mill is the lead response in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire for teenage mums and young dads up to 25 years. We provide expert personal, educational and parenting support, equipping young parents and their children for a positive future.
Effective parenting and good early years provision have a significant bearing on a child’s development. Through our pre-school provision we encourage children’s development and education in their early years and provide information, advice and support to parents of under 5s, addressing the isolation many experience; promote healthy living and effective parenting.
Children and young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) are brave, brilliant, creative, funny and amazing. But the challenges they face mean that they need extra support and understanding to reach their potential. Our autism-specific youth clubs provide a safe, supportive, sensory-friendly environment for them to be themselves, grow in confidence about who they are and begin to flourish as young adults who have a unique and essential contribution to make to the world.
Every young person has potential, but without a stable home and the right influences it is easy to go off track and lose direction. We engage with some of the most disadvantaged, isolated and at risk young people; through our youth clubs and positive activities, such as music and sport. We help them to grow into their potential by developing skills, self-esteem and confidence and raise their aspirations, enabling them to be ready for further training or work, and to make a positive contribution to their community.
“Romsey Mill supported me through a difficult time in my life—and helped me find a level path to follow. They also opened me up to a new world of education and employment opportunities by helping me find an interest that I can work towards.”
Telephone 01223 213162 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registered Charity (No.: 1069905) / Company Limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (No. 03556721)